Sixers Pull Trigger On Blockbuster Trade For Tobias Harris
Feb 07 2019
The LA Clippers and Philadelphia 76ers agreed on a blockbuster deal that sends forward Tobias Harris to partner with the Sixers' Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and Jimmy Butler to pursue an Eastern Conference title, league sources told ESPN.
Per Wojnarowski, the Sixers will receive Harris, center Boban Marjanovic and forward Mike Scott. They'll get the Sixers' 2020 first-round pick, as well as the Miami Heat's highly coveted unprotected 2021 first-round pick, which the Sixers obtained at the draft last summer.
The deal hasn't been announced by either side just yet but Harris essentially "confirmed" the reporting in an amusing way.
He's a ideal fit for the Sixers' starting lineup, and along with Ben Simmons, J.J. Redick, Jimmy Butler and Joel Embiid, the Sixers now have arguably the most talented group in the Eastern Conference. In addition, the Clippers will get the Sixers' 2021 and 2023 second-round picks.
First of all, it gives the Sixers yet another high-level player.
The Sixers had offered two second-rounders to the New Orleans Pelicans for forward Nikola Mirotic earlier this week.
In doing so, Philly got a 20-points per game scorer with 49-42-88 shooting splits and eight rebounds a game.
Moments after the trade went through, Harris took to Twitter and posted a gif of Will Smith on a basketball court from the opening credits of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air".
For the Clippers, the deal is significant as it opens up cap space to sign two max-level free-agents in the off-season.